Iran Favorite to Win AFC Futsal Championship Title

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Defending champion Iran is the favorite to lift the title again in Chinese Taipei, the-afc.com reported.

Iran Favorite to Win AFC Futsal Championship Title

Mohammad Nazemosharia’s side prepares to open its defense against Myanmar on Feb 2.

Team Melli, who won the Asian Indoors in Ashgabat last year, beating Uzbekistan 7-1 in the final, topped its group during qualification as it maintained a perfect record beating Afghanistan 8-2 and Tajikistan 12-2.

Ahead of the Finals, Iran beat Belarus 5-0 and 2-1 in Tehran. They also played to a 3-3 draw against Azerbaijan before beating them 4-1 in the return leg.

Two-time AFC Futsal Player of the Year Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh will lead a star-studded cast in Chinese Taipei which includes Mahdi Javid, Farhad Tavakoli, Ahmad Esmaeilpour, Moslem Oladghobad and Alireza Rafieepour.

 

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